Nigerian Bottling Company Limited has trained 1,327 young Nigerians in employability and entrepreneurial skills at its #YouthEmpowered programme in the Federal Capital Territory.

According to a statement, the training, which was held recently at the picturesque Sentosa Parks and Garden, Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja, featured over 1,300 participants, who were engaged through a series of dynamic workshops, engaging discussions, and hands-on activities, to equip them with the skills and knowledge required to navigate today’s competitive job market.

The firm stated that the programme had a strategic focus on seizing the opportunities within the modern business landscape.

The Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Lead at NBC, Olukemi Ogunsakin, said, “The #Youthempowered initiative perfectly complements one of the six focus areas of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company’s Mission 2025 sustainability commitment to train 1 million youths by 2025.

“Since the program’s inception in Nigeria, we have recorded a cumulative reach of over 48,000 youths and the initiative has proven its capacity to catalyse positive changes, nurturing a new generation of young, skilled, individuals prepared to transform the path for socioeconomic growth and success for our nation.

“Our goal is to broaden our reach and impact as many young Nigerians as we can.”

Also, the Senior Special Assistant to President Bola Tinubu on Community Engagement, Abiodun Essiet, remarked that the overwhelming response and enthusiasm from participants reaffirmed the importance of investing in youth development initiatives.

“We are incredibly proud of what these young individuals have accomplished and are confident in their ability to drive meaningful change in society,” he asserted.

The firm noted that beyond theoretical knowledge, the programme emphasised practical – networking and mentorship as indispensable pillars of long-term success.

“Through tailored mentorship sessions and networking opportunities with industry experts, participants not only forged meaningful connections but also gained valuable insights into diverse career pathways.

“#YouthEmpowered remains an integral component of Nigerian Bottling Company’s expansive mission to equip individuals aged 16-35 with the essential skills required for securing employment and self-reliance opportunities. Since its inception in Nigeria in 2017, the initiative has positively impacted over 48,000 youths spanning across 10 cities and 10 campuses,” it stated.

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